MSSC Launch Kickstart Scheme for Young People

Posted on 28 April 2021 by Tom Saunders

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) has launched the first of a number of high quality placements for young people aged 18 to 24 who find themselves unemployed as a result of the pandemic.

MSSC has already taken on five trainee boat instructors at its’ boat stations around Britain – Crosby in Merseyside, Royal Docks in London and Port Edgar in South Queensferry, Scotland – as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme to give valuable work experience to young people.

“Our charity is committed to youth development and we are delighted to support Kickstart to help young adults to experience our amazing boating facilities and learn new skills as a trainee boating instructor,” said MSSC’s Director of Maritime Training and Development, Darrell Bate. “We’ve been really impressed with the calibre of applicants so far. We hope they will be inspired to remain with us as sessional instructors or progress onto one of our apprenticeships.”

The government’s Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job placement with a local employer. It provides opportunities for young people who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment, to gain experience of working in some of Britain’s most exciting companies.

If you are interested in becoming a ‘kickstarter’ with MSSC, get in touch with your Work Coach, local Jobcentre Plus or visit